Top Sports Controversies

  • Michael Vaughan’s Vaseline comment: The use of technology came under the scanner on the 2nd day of Trent Bridge Test when the hosts were unconvinced even of the Hawk-eye Hot spot which failed to capture the faint edge off Laxman’s bat! Vaughan later commented that the veteran might have used ‘vaseline’ on his bat!

  • Kambli v/s Azhar: 1996 WC semi final controversy :Kambli, a former Indian cricketer who has often been embroiled in controversies both on and off the field, raised doubts on the 1996 semi-final between India and Sri Lanka. He claimed that something went amiss in the match, clearly hinting at a match fixing possibility!

  • Imprisonment for Spot Fixing :Former Pakistan Captain Salman Butt and two of his Teammates, pacers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were sentenced to jail after being proved guilty of spot fixing. They are the first batch of cricketers ever to be imprisoned!

  • Simon Katich v/s Michael Clark :CA charged Katich after he told the reporters that a physical duel with Michael Clark in the dressing room two years ago cost him a seat in the team! He said that he would never return to the National squad till Clark was the Captain! However soon after hearing the reprimand, he said he had no issues playing with Clark!

  • Shoaib Akhtar v/s Tendulkar, Dravid Controversy’s favorite child, Shoib Akhtar stirred up another one by calling both Tendulkar and Dravid as ‘non-match winners’! In his autobiography, he indirectly called Tendulkar as timid who ducked every fast one coming from the pacer’s hand! His remarks created major uproars all across the Country!